First look: Mel and Sue in Sky comedy Hitmen
James R | On 27, Nov 2019
Everyone’s favourite double act, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, are entering into scripted comedy for the first time, and we’ve got our first look at them in action.
Written and created by Joe Parham and Joe Markham, Hitman follows two best friends trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on. They also just happen to kill people for a living.
The six-part Sky original series, produced by Tiger Aspect, was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director Content, Sky and Jon Mountague, Sky Studios Director of Comedy. The series will be executive produced by Morwenna Gordon from Sky.
Joe Parham and Joe Markham say: “We can’t believe that something which has been knocking around inside our heads for so long has been brought to life by two of the funniest people in the country, along with a load of our other comedy heroes.”
Arnold Widdowson, Producer, Tiger Aspect, comments: “Hitmen is a real treat for Mel and Sue fans – a surprising version of the two that for all the thrill of the action still retains their hilarious and mischievous dynamic. It’s been an absolute privilege and joy to work with such an iconic double act, and with our brilliant writers Joe Parham and Joe Markham, on a show that allows them to flex new muscles they never knew they had. Mainly in their trigger fingers.”
Hitmen will air on Sky One and NOW in 2020.